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Controlling the Metamagnetic Phase Transition in FeRh/MnRh Superlattices and Thin-Film Fe50-xMnxRh50 Alloys


HORKÝ Michal ARREGI Jon Ander PATEL Sheena K. K. STAŇO Michal MEDAPALLI Rajasekhar CAHA Ondřej VOJÁČEK Libor HORÁK Michal UHLÍŘ Vojtěch FULLERTON Eric E.

Rok publikování 2022
Druh Článek v odborném periodiku
Časopis / Zdroj ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Přírodovědecká fakulta

Klíčová slova metamagnetism; magnetic alloys and superlattices; FeRh; MnRh; epitaxy; strain engineering
Popis Equiatomic and chemically ordered FeRh and MnRh compounds feature a first-order metamagnetic phase transition between antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic order in the vicinity of room temperature, exhibiting interconnected structural, magnetic, and electronic order parameters. We show that these two alloys can be combined to form hybrid metamagnets in the form of sputter-deposited superlattices and alloys on single-crystalline MgO substrates. Despite being structurally different, the magnetic behavior of the alloys with substantial Mn content resembles that of the FeRh/MnRh superlattices in the ultrathin individual layer limit. For FeRh/MnRh superlattices, dissimilar lattice distortions of the constituent FeRh and MnRh layers at the antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic transition cause double-step transitions during cooling, while the magnetization during the heating branch shows a smooth, continuous trend. For Fe(50-x)Mn(x)Rh(50 )alloy films, the substitution of Mn at the Fe sites introduces an effective tensile in-plane strain and magnetic frustration in the highly ordered epitaxial films, largely influencing the phase transition temperature T-M (by more than 150 K). In addition, Mn acts as a surfactant, enabling the growth of continuous thin films at higher temperatures. Thus, the introduction of hybrid FeRh-MnRh systems with adjustable parameters provides a pathway for the realization of tunable spintronic devices based on magnetic phase transitions.

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